The tourism sector will develop the fastest after the pandemic and it will recover the fastest - the president of PLL LOT, Rafał Milczarski, told journalists in Zadar on Friday. In the summer, the carrier will perform 500 flights between Poland and Croatia - he added
"The tourism sector will develop the fastest and will recover the fastest, because I think that what all people tired of this pandemic lacked fundamentally is the ability to move, the freedom that aviation gives - freedom very often associated and associated with rest" - he said head of LOT during the Study Tour in Zadar, Croatia.
He pointed out that the tourism market is the first barometer of awakening.
Milczarski announced that the national carrier will make 500 flights between Poland and Croatia this summer.
The president recalled that in 2019 about a million Poles came to Croatia. "In 2020, during the pandemic, more than 670,000 Poles came, or as much as 67 percent of what was in the peak 2019," he said. He indicated that the company opened more than 100 holiday destinations as soon as "the pandemic subsided enough that some business could be taken care of".
PLL LOT spokesman Krzysztof Moczulski told journalists that the company will offer tourists "83,000 seats for Croatia" this year, ie less than 10 percent. when it comes to the way Polish tourists reach Croatia.
Milczarski expressed his hope that the business movement would also return to its normal level, but he would - as he said - "return a little slower". "I think the business aviation market will experience short-term shocks and it is obvious that many companies in the world are protecting their business resources which are people."
Earlier, LOT announced that it will offer passengers over 100 attractive destinations in Europe this summer, and will also restore selected connections to North America and Asia. Due to the pandemic and lower demand, the network of connections will be approx. 50 percent. compared to summer 2019
"This year, we will offer a total of 26 connections to 14 Greek ports. At the turn of May and June, LOT will fly to Kos, Zakynthos, Rhodes, Santorini, Mykonos, Kefalonia, Corfu, Samos, and to Thessaloniki, Kalamata, Heraklion, and Chania. , Athens and Prewezy.In addition, passengers will be able to travel to Larnaca in Cyprus, Dubrovnik, Split and Zadar in Croatia, Ohrid and Skopje in Macedonia, Podgorica and Tivat in Montenegro, Burgas and Varna in Bulgaria or Tbilisi and Batumi in Georgia , to Majorca, Malta and Ibiza or to Italian cities - Venice, Rimini, Lamezia-Terme, Naples, Olbia, and also to Palermo in Sicily "- the company said earlier.
The owner of 100 percent. of the shares of PLL LOT is the Polish Aviation Group. The sole shareholder of PGL is the State Treasury, and the rights attached to shares in this company are exercised by the Minister of State Assets. (PAP)
Author: Dorota Kazimierczak